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Data: July 2015

Find the State of Hawaii Data book for 2014 on enrollment numbers, budgets, school and student test scores, library systems and more for K-12 and Higher Education system in Hawaii.


Data: July 2015

Hawai’i DOE releases its annual budget and expenditures (Source: DOE, July, 2015)

Hawai’i’s Department of Education has released its annual budget, with a long list of explanations and supporting documents. Find it all on their web page.


Report: May, 2015

State funding cuts threaten student access (Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, May 2015)

From the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities comes a new report that examines the recent trend of states cutting funding to higher education. Looking to the relationship to recession trends and the response by universities to drive up tuition, the reports concludes on the impact of such funding cuts on students and families.  Find the report here. 


Article; May, 2015

The uncertain fate of Louisiana’s Higher Education (Source: The Atlantic, May, 2015)

From the Atlantic comes a report of Louisiana’s Higher Education financing and the questionable future of many of its public institutions.

Find the full article here.


Article; April, 2015

UH Medical School’s Kakaako Business Plan is revised (Source: UH, April, 2015)

The John A Burns School of Medicine and UH Cancer Center have revised their business plan for expansion into Kakaako. With financial support from the State to the University severely declining in the recent years,  the School has proposed several possible futures and how they would move forward. Find the full report here.


Article; March, 2015

The Politics of Higher Education Finance (Source: UC Riverside)

From the University of California’s Riverside Campus is their Winter Edition of Policy Matter, which looks at the position of States and Institutions and the role they play in financing public education. Find the full article here.


Article; August, 2014

Exploring the Upcoming Student Loan Explosion.

The Huffington Post has come out with a series of charts and graphs that show the ongoing issue of debt and how the last few years has particularly forced borrowers to assess their values. Check out the full article here. 


Analysis; June, 2014

Reducing funding for education sees loss in Employment

Between June 2009, when the recession ended, and November 2012, the lowest point for local education employment, districts cut nearly 350,000 workers. They’ve hired fewer than 40,000 of them back since then.
See review from website FiveThirtyEight Economics of how the US has reduced funding for education.


Article; October, 2013

Renewing the Higher Education Act

From The Chronicle of Higher Education  comes the basics about the Higher Education Act and why we need to pay attention to its reauthorization. Find the article here.


Report: 2013

Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts: School Year 2009-10 (Fiscal Year 2010), by Stephen Q. Cornman, National Center for Education Statistics, April 2013.


Report: 2013

Recent Deep State Higher Education Cuts May Harm Students and the Economy for Years to Come, by Phil Oliff, Vincent Palacios, Ingrid Johnson, and Michael Leachman, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, March 2013.


Report: 2013

State Higher Education Finance FY 2012, by the State Higher Education Executive Officers, March 2013.

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